The profile of Montepulciano stands out against a sky of early spring. Next to it, at the southern edge of Acquaviva, where Valdichiana climbs with the unprejudiced sweetness of an Etruscan princess to the shadow of the ancient parish church of San Vittorino, is Sergio Paolini’s enthusiastic farmer. The name Luteraia has Roman origins: Luteraia, indicating the grain, tinged with yellowish sands, of the clayey soil from which a superb red is born, which this name proudly wears. “Cocci” of an Etruscan and Roman farm emerge along the rows. Stop then at Sergio’s: he will welcome you at the large fireplace in the house or in the cellar set up in the convalle of the three owned vineyards, cultivated with prugnolo gentile, sangiovese, canaiolo and mammolo and from which it is born, taken care of exclusively following the rhythms of a nature benign and three thousand years of tradition, the LUTERAIA. An elegant wine, matured in oak tonneaux and then aged in the bottle, it exhibits a beautiful ruby color that turns to garnet and a bouquet of fragrances that climb the peaks of pleasure from the nose to the palate: red fruits and plum jam, therefore hints of scrub, and then again well-flavored spices. A wine for the cuisine of these districts, of course, from the first savory and oily and the second strong of wild flavors, but try it also paired with cheeses accompanied by jams and honey, and will leave you spellbound.